October 31 postgame notes - LA Kings Insider

-With the loss, the Kings fell to 81-80-32 all-time against the Red Wings, a record that includes a road mark of 34-46-17. Los Angeles is 3-7-1 in both its last 11 overall games in the series and its last 11 games at Joe Louis Arena and hasn’t won in Detroit since going 2-0-0 in the 2010-11 season.

-The Kings fell to 1-1-0 on the second night of back-to-back sets and 1-1-0 against the Atlantic Division.

-Los Angeles fell to 2-2-1 in a six-game stretch comprised entirely of Eastern Conference teams (2-0 vs BUF. 5-2 vs CBJ, 2-3 OT @ PHI, 0-3 @ PIT, 2-5 @ DET; 11/2 @ CAR)

-After having killed off 18 consecutive power plays entering Sunday’s game, the Kings have allowed five power play goals on 16 opportunities over the last four games.

-Via the Elias Sports Bureau, With Tyler Toffoli’s shorthanded goal at 1:48 of the third period, he became the fastest player in Kings history to reach three-or-more shorthanded goals in eleven-or-fewer games (previously Mike Murphy in 1976-77; 12 games). He is also the fastest to reach that mark since Claude Giroux did so in the 2010-11 season (3 SHG in 10 games).

-Jeff Carter (-2) was a minus for the first time this season. Tanner Pearson and Tyler Toffoli have posted even-or-better ratings in all 11 games this season.

-Trevor Lewis recorded an assist, a plus-one rating and four blocked shots in 12:34 of ice time in his return to the lineup.

-Alec Martinez finished with a game-high four blocked shots. His goal was the first goal by a Kings defenseman this season.

-Pavel Datsyuk attempted seven shots, all of which hit the net.

-Los Angeles attempted 52 shots (30 on goal, 10 blocked, 12 missed). Detroit attempted 55 shots (35 on goal, 12 blocked, eight missed).

-The Kings won 37-of-74 faceoffs (50%). Among regular performers, Mike Richards won 11-of-21, Andy Andreoff won 2-of-6, Jarret Stoll won 15-of-24, and Jeff Carter won 8-of-21.

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Adrian Kempe

#9 | 6′ 2″ | 195 lb | Age: 21

Born: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Kramfors, SWE
Position: LW
Handedness: Left


Kempe was selected by the Kings in the first round (29th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

Alex Iafallo

#19 | 6′ | 185 lb | Age: 23

Born: December 21, 1993
Birthplace: Eden, NY, USA
Position: C
Handedness: Left


Iafallo was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent on April 18, 2017.

Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left


As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right


Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right


Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left


Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.